CNN’s David Zurawik had a total meltdown on the air this weekend over the fact that billionaire Elon Musk has purchased Twitter with the goal of restoring free speech to the platform.
It has been amazing to watch people who work in journalism and media losing their minds about supporting the First Amendment, which they rely on to do their jobs.
They absolutely cannot stand the idea of people enjoying their Constitutional right to free speech.
Zurawik, who is also a professor of media studies at Goucher College, told CNN host Brain Stelter on Sunday the country is going to hell because Musk and Mark Zuckerberg are following Donald Trump’s lead on using social media for sinister purposes.
“I think there’s a bigger problem that when we focus on the personalities of people like Elon Musk and people say oh, I think Elon is thinking this or that, there’s a bigger problem here about how we are going to control the channels of communication in this country. In 1927 we had the Radio Act, 1934 the Communications Act. Congress stepped in. We made rules,” Zurawik explained.
“FCC wasn’t great but it’s still regulating the broadcast industry. You can’t use vulgar language and do all of these things with speech. We gave over our airwaves or internet waves to Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk, and we are in so much trouble because those guys believe in making money.”
“This is dangerous. We can’t think anymore in this country, we don’t have people – I’m serious, we don’t have people in Congress who can make regulations, that can make it work. I think we can look to the western countries in Europe for how they are trying to limit it but you need – you need controls on this. You need regulation. You cannot let these guys control discourse in this country or we are headed to hell. We are there. Trump opened the gates of hell and now they’re chasing us down,” he continued.
Here’s the video:
CNN’s David Zurawik: “Dangerous” with Elon Musk buying Twitter, we need to look to Europe.
“You need regulation. You cannot let these guys control discourse in this country or we are headed to hell. We are there. Trump opened the gates of hell and now they’re chasing us down.” pic.twitter.com/QubyKZwVCQ
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The left is in total panic over the idea of free speech.
What does that tell you?